FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON TRUST IN TODAY'S CHANGING THEORETICAL AND CONTEXTUAL LANDSCAPES
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2022
Guest Editors: Cecily Cooper, M. Audrey Korsgaard, Kyle Mayer, Laura Poppo, Madan Pillutla, and Aks Zaheer
In 1998, AMR published a special issue devoted to the topic of trust edited by Rousseau, Sitkin, Burt, and Camerer. This special issue covered a broad scope of trust-related topics and inspired an enormous amount of subsequent empirical and conceptual work on trust. AMR later published a special issue on the closely related topic of relationship repair (Dirks, Lewicki, & Zaheer, 2009). In the decades that followed, calamitous economic and societal events have taken place, and fundamentally disruptive changes to technology and the economy continue apace. Globally, as individuals grow more pessimistic about their own economic futures, trust in governments and business has eroded (Edelman Trust Barometer, 2020). In addition, the sharp increase in remote work and the gig economy has significantly altered the workplace and the relationship between employees, their co-workers, and leaders while global supply chains and ecommerce require new thinking on trust across organizational boundaries. These events and changes challenge current assumptions regarding trust and demand a re-examination of theory on trust within and between organizations.
At the same time as we experience these societal changes, there have also been changes in the research landscape. New theoretical lenses and concepts have begun to influence our understanding of emotion, identity, decision-making, judgement, perception, and cooperation, all topics closely related to and informative of trust. We believe new theories are needed to both understand the context-specific nuances of trust and refine our theorizing of trust to reflect underlying affective, social, perceptual and judgment processes.
The aim of this issue is to create conceptual frameworks that highlight the key role of trust within and between organizations, and, in light of dramatic internal and external change, re-examine some of the fundamental questions and assumptions addressed in theories of trust. We expect that this special issue will galvanize thinking and empirical research and be as generative as the previous special issues in informing many of the social science disciplines. Given AMR's current focus on "Diverse Voices and Global Perspectives," we particularly encourage research that reflects these values. Below we outline an illustrative but not exhaustive list of possible areas that would be a fit for propelling theory forward.
Das, T. K., & Teng, B.S. 2001. Trust, Control, and Risk in Strategic Alliances: An Integrated Framework. Organization Studies, 22: 251-283
Dirks, K. T., Lewicki, R. J., & Zaheer, A. 2009. Repairing relationships within and between organizations: building a conceptual foundation. Academy of Management Review, 34(1): 68-84.
Edelman 2020 Trust Barometer Report. (2020). Edelman. https://www.edelman.com/trustbarometer
Rousseau, D. M., Sitkin, S. B., Burt, R. S., & Camerer, C. 1998. Not so different after all: A cross-discipline view of trust. Academy of management review, 23(3): 393-404.
TIMELINE AND SUBMISSION
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2022 . All submissions must be uploaded to the Manuscript Central/Scholar One website (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amr ) between January 1, 2022 and February 1, 2022. Guidelines for contributors (https://aom.org/research/publishing-with-aom) and the AMR Style Guide for Authors must be followed.
For questions about submissions, contact the managing editor via firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the content of this special topic forum, contact Cecily Cooper, (email@example.com), Audrey Korsgaard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Aks Zaheer (email@example.com), Laura Poppo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Madan Pillutla (email@example.com), or Kyle Mayer (firstname.lastname@example.org).